Over 11,000 Los Angeles city workers, including sanitation and airport workers, mechanics, gardeners and lifeguards, held 24-hour strike Aug. 8, protesting understaffing and overwork.

LA hotel, city workers strike, join fights by actors, writers

Common actions build working-class solidarity

LOS ANGELES — Hotel workers held their fourth round of rolling strikes here Aug. 3-7. Thousands of UNITE HERE Local 11 members struck at 26 of the 60 area hotels where union contracts had expired June 30. Area hotels are…

Defend free speech for all! Drop charges against Trump

Left, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs law expanding FBI powers in 1934, opening door for agency to become U.S. rulers’ political police. Above, July 19, 1941, Militant reports government’s indictment of Socialist Workers Party, Teamster leaders, under thought-control Smith Act, dealing serious blow to constitutional protection of free speech.

  Defending constitutionally protected free speech is at the heart of fighting the latest assault on political rights by President Joseph Biden’s Justice Department. Special counsel Jack Smith’s second indictment of former President Donald Trump would gut the First Amendment…

SWP campaign offers program working people can use to fight

Joanne Kuniansky, right, SWP candidate for New Jersey State Senate, joined in solidarity with striking nurses, members of USW Local 4-200, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, Aug. 6. From left, picket captain Nancy Lipschutz and nurse Patrick Miller.

Socialist Workers Party candidates and campaign supporters are presenting a political program and demands that point a road forward to defend the interests of working people, and advancing the need for solidarity with unionists fighting attacks by the bosses —…

Ukraine resists Putin’s invasion, anti-war views spread in Russia

Aug. 3, Russian court extended jail time for Dmitry Skurikhin after his Feb. 24 protest, “Ukraine, please forgive us.” He painted “Peace to Ukraine, freedom for Russia!” on his store near St. Petersburg, names of Ukrainian cities hit by Moscow’s invasion. Many villagers support him.

For 18 months, the Ukrainian armed forces, with decisive support from working people, have fought courageously to repel Moscow’s invasion. A Ukrainian counteroffensive begun two months ago is aimed at defeating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s drive to crush Ukraine’s independence…

Amazon workers picket warehouses in UK over long hours, low wages

COVENTRY, England — Hundreds of workers picketed outside Amazon’s large BHX4 warehouse here Aug. 4. Dozens more picketed at a smaller facility in nearby Rugeley. Altogether over 1,000 workers took two days of strike action, marking the first anniversary of…


Cuba shows road to end threat of nuclear war

Cuban President Fidel Castro places wreath for victims of atom bomb at memorial in Hiroshima, Japan, March 3, 2003.

“We have never considered the idea of fabricating nuclear weapons, because we don’t need them,” former Cuban President Fidel Castro said in 2005, recorded in the book My Life. “What’s the purpose of producing a nuclear weapon when your enemy…

Socialist Workers Party leadership sets course ahead

Adopts course to build union solidarity • defend constitutional freedoms • fight for wages, hours, job conditions that prevent families in working class from being torn apart • defend Cuba’s socialist revolution and its example in the U.S. and world over
International Educational Conference in Oberlin, Ohio, June 8-10, brought together over 330 people for reports, discussion on communist program, continuity and activities. Right, SWP literature table during conference.
OBERLIN, Ohio — “The sweeping indictment of Donald Trump under the Espionage Act by President Joseph…

Cuba and Chernobyl

This Cuban documentary produced in 2006 tells the story of the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine and Cuba’s exemplary internationalist medical program that treated more than 25,000 victims.